18Aug Can laypeople lead a parish? Look to Louisville for a thriving example

This article, from NCR Online and dating from July 2019, was submitted following recent discussion in these pages on Synodality…

LOUISVILLE, KY. — In his recent book Worship as Community Drama, sociologist Pierre Hegy described an unusual Catholic parish

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18Aug August 18 2021. Wednesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time

But he replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?' So the last will be first, and the first will be last."